Hyperbola blogger David Todd put his film critic’s hat on to review BBC docu-drama The Challenger, about a brave attempt to get around US military-industrial complex machinations and NASA blame-shifting to find the truth behind the catastrophic 1986 loss of Space Shuttle Challenger. Hyperbola’s verdict: “An involving and educational film which gives nonconformists hope around the world – 8/10.” Also good for conspiracy theorists, or people just genuinely worried about Armageddon, The Dew Line found a rare sighting of three North Korean MiG-29s in formation flight as part of a wider display of military might designed to “underline Kim Jong-un’s desire to maintain the pariah state image thing”. Pyongyang is thought to have 35 of the type, the most modern of its 570 combat aircraft.
Week on the web 26 March
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